About Alice

Alice Fry profile

Alice is an award-winning jeweller and silversmith, who's sculptural metalwork reimagines secret geological treasures that appear out-of-this-world.

Alice collected rocks from a young age and has always been drawn to sparkling hidden objects. Early childhood memories of visiting the Blue John Stone caves in Derbyshire drew her back there for her university research, where she sketched from the Blue John Stone mineral specimens.

Other inspiration comes from visiting museums, such as the Natural History Museum, where she photographs and sketches the mineral specimens. She sculpts these contrasting crystal shapes and sparkling rough rocks using the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé.

Alice uses the metal niobium within her work, allowing her to add highlights of iridescent colour through the technique of anodising. This has become her specialism, and she is one of a small handful of metalworkers in the UK working in niobium.

Alice studied at The Glasgow School of Art, before going on to train at the prestigious Bishopsland Educational Trust. It was here that she won The Jane Goodman Award, which has given her a grant to further study the metal ‘niobium’ with anodising expert Brian Eburah.

Alice has been supported by The Goldsmiths Centre through their Getting Started, Stars in The Making, and Shine (2021) initiatives.

This year, Alice won a Bronze and two Silver Awards at The Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards, as well as the Contemporary British Silversmiths’ “Industry Award”, with a prize of 1kg of silver to make her design.

Alice recently exhibited in New York at the international show “MAD About Jewelry”, as well as London Craft Week and the The Scottish Gallery. Alice exhibits at the world-renowned Goldsmiths’ Fair.


A chased silver beaker with gold plating commissioned by New College at the University of Oxford, 2021/22.

Alice using the technique "chasing and repoussé" whilst at Bishopsland Educational Trust. 

Education and Training


Bishopsland Educational Trust



BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design

The Glasgow School of Art 



Diamond Grading and Identification Practical Course

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A)



Undergraduate Summer school course

Raising taught by Andy Putland

The Goldsmiths Centre